Bread Pakora is one of the another snack delicacies being cooked in my kitchen. It is a popular snack snack made with bread slices dipped in chickpea batter with or without potato filling.
This popular recipie is used and cooked in many different variations. During the monsoons, Pakoras(chickpea fried fitters) are a must have at least once in a while for most of us.
Although the fried stuffed is laden with calories but still people do not shy away from enjoying the fried stuff with chutneys and a cup of garam (hot) chai.
There are different ways to make Bread Pakora.. one is without aloo(potato) filling and the other is with spicy aloo filling. Stuffed ones are heavier on stomach, just one or two pakoras a more than enough to keep you full for hours.
Let’s get started to make an amazing party appetizer to please our folks.
1cup of Chickpea flour (Besan)
1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder,
1tbps Garam Masala Powder
1tbsp Jeera Powder,
1/4th cup of Parmesan Cheese,
1/4th cup of Shredded Mozarella Cheese,
Salt to taste.
Step 1 – Prepare the potatoes.
Take 3-4 potatoes and boil them well enough to be smashed. Once potatoes are boiled, cooled and peeled, smash them in bowl. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, jeera powder and salt to taste.
Step 2 – Prepare the chickpea (besan) batter.
Chickpea(Besan) batter is used to dip the bread slices for making pakoras. Take a bowl and add the chickpea flour and add enough water to make batter of medium consistency. Ensure that the batter is neither too thick nor too thin. Then Add pinch of baking soda, red chilli powder along with salt as per taste to the batter. I love to add some fresh coriander leaves or kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) but that is optional.
Step 3 – Coat the cut bread slices.
Prepare a sandwich by coating one of the bread slice with one layer of garlic parmesan, layer of mashed potatoes, layer of mozarella cheese and tomato ketchup to taste. Cover with the other bread slice on top to make it into a sandwich. Repeat the process to make many such bite size cut sandwiches.
Slice the sandwich into even pieces of any shape of your choice (Square, triangular, circular). Then dip the slices one at a time in the batter and evenly coat them with the batter.
Another way to make this sandwich is, First slice the bread into even pieces and then coat the bread slices with the layer of garlic parmesan, layer of mashed potatoes, layer of mozarella cheese and tomato ketchup to taste. Cover the other bread slices on top to form a sandwich.
Step 4 – Shallow fry the cut bread slices
Now, take a deep-bottomed pan and heat oil in it over medium flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, carefully put the battered slices of sandwich bread in the oil and shallow fry them till they are cooked or turn bit golden from both the sides. Ensure the oil is not too hot else it will burn the pakoras.
Transfer the pakoras in to a serving dish and garnish it with chopped spring onions.
Step 5 – Enjoy your Bread Pakoras
Bread Pakoras are ready. Serve as a snack or you can pair this easy snack recipe with green pudina chatni or ketchup. Prepare this recipie on weekends and invite your family and friends over to relish it!